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Road Advisory Committee Minutes 07/25/2011
Road Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting Monday, July 25th -approved minutes

Meeting called to order at 6:35 by Doug Hall, Chairman.

Attending:  Amsden, Hall, McCormack, Dobson, Plunkett,
Absent: Brehm, Debold, Mayville, Jameson

Discussed: 2012 warrant article - plans for Fredwood drive.  Fredwood was originally scheduled for 2012 then pushed out.  Recently the road has deteriorated significantly.  The committee is considering a recommendation that would not include paving Fredwood, but rather just to do some culvert and underdrain work and grinding the surface only.  Approximate cost of $15,000 vs. $32,700.

Discussed 2012 warrant article - plans for East Ricker Road – approximate cost $60,000.  Discussion centered around whether to do entire 3,725 foot stretch or just a large portion thereof.  Committee is considering recommending that the entire stretch be done.

Discussed 2012 warrant article – plans to ask town for $32,00 to supplement (and needed to use) a FEMA grant of $148,000 for culvert and work on Perry Brook road.  Town must appropriate the $32,00 this year or next year or lose the FEMA grant.  Committee is considering recommending a warrant article for $32,000.

Discussed 2012 warrant article for a new truck.  Purchase price is $121,000  - or time purchase for $28,000 per year for 7 years (total Of $196,000).  Committee asked road agent to check on the time purchase price (seemed a bit high).  Based on Road Agent’s findings The committee is considering recommending outright purchase or time purchase.

The Committee will vote on these recommendations at the next meeting (see schedule below) so all members are urged to attend The next meeting.

The committee approved the minutes of the 7/182011 meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 P.M.

Upcoming schedule of events:

Monday August 1st at 9:00 A/M. – meet with Central NH Regional Planning Commission (CNHRPC) members at the highway building to work  with them in inputting data they have gathered on town roads into the Road Surface Management System (RSMS).  All members are invited
to participate if possible.  This is not a regularly scheduled meeting – just a work session.

Monday August 15 at 6:30 P.M. – RAC meeting at the Highway building
Monday August 29 at 6:30 P.M. – RAC meeting at the Highway building
Monday September 12 at 6:30 P.M. – RAC meeting at the Highway building
Monday September 26 at 6:30 P.M. – RAC meeting at the Highway building

Respectfully Submitted – John Amsden

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